Looks good doesn’t it! Although this recipe originally called for chocolate chunks (larger than chocolate chips) I didn’t have any in the house but I did have mini Rolos! They ended up being awesome!
I like my cookies thick and the best way to achieve that is to make sure that your cookie dough is cold or frozen when you put them in the oven (it you bake them right away they will still be delicious, but they will spread more and be a bit crisper).
A friend on the recipe board I’m a part of posted this recipe from the Picky Palate blog. I’ve adapted it a bit below.
Chocolate Rolo Cookies with Peanut Butter
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 sticks softened unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 extra large eggs
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups good quality chocolate chunks OR 1 (12 oz.) bag of mini Rolos, unwrapped
- 1 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Extra Dark)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
2. Place peanut butter into the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes. (I spread it on wax paper and put it in the freezer. then broke into pieces when ready to add to batter).
3. In a stand or electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until well combined.
4. Place flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Add to wet ingredients along with cocoa powder, and chocolate chunks, slowly mixing until just combined. Drop dollops of frozen peanut butter into dough and turn mixer on for just a few turns of the mixer to get swirls of peanut butter through the dough. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart from each other. (Here’s where I put them in the freezer for an hour to harden before I slid them in the oven. You can also put them in the fridge for 1 hour if you’d prefer) Bake for 14 to 17 minutes, until cooked through. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Serve with milk.
Makes 3 dozen cookies